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Articles from the May 27, 2015 edition


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  • Midgettes win first tournament game, play at Chequamegon tonight

    Pat Krause|May 27, 2015

    HURLEY - In a pitching duel, Hurley's Gabby Pecotte prevailed over Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 3-2 in an opening round WIAA regional match-up on a soggy Monday afternoon. "Their pitcher (Kelly Christensen) threw pretty hard and it was a good game all-around," Hurley coach Jim Kivisto said. "Gabby was impressive, too and kept them off-balance with two different change-ups. And she was getting them over for strikes. She'll start for us on Wednesday (regional semifinal). And we played defense very well,... Full story

  • Bear visit

    May 27, 2015

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  • Community Calendar

    May 27, 2015

    Wednesday, May 27 Christian Men of the Northland, 6:30 a.m., Uptown Cafe, Ironwood. Aspirus Grand View, 8 a.m. to noon, Senior Spring Fest Health Fair, Aspirus Grand View Hospital in Ironwood. Mentoring of Moms, 9-10:30 a.m., Range Community Bible Church, Hurley. 715-561-4355. Mercer Area Play Group, 9:30-11 a.m., all welcome, Mercer (Wis.) Public Library. 715-476-2366. Alcoholics Anonymous, open meeting, noon, Salem Lutheran Church, Ironwood. area74.org. DOVE Support Group, noon-2 p.m. 906-932-4990. Iron County Veterans Service Officer, 1-3... Full story

  • County board ignores facts about wolves

    May 27, 2015

    The Gogebic County Board of Commissioners has chosen to ignore facts by passing two resolutions within the past four months, containing false statements about wolves. Both resolutions state, “The overpopulation of wolves is threatening the tourism, recreation and business industries in the Western U.P.” There is absolutely no evidence to support this claim. The 2014 U.P. wolf population was 636 animals (down from 687 in 2011) far below the biological carrying capacity. The International Wolf Center located in Ely, Minnesota (population 3,4... Full story

  • Charlotte R. Grandahl

    May 27, 2015

    MONTAGUE, Mich. — Charlotte R. Grandahl, 79, of Montague, and formerly of Ironwood, passed way peacefully in her sleep on Friday, May 22, 2015. She was born Dec. 22, 1935, in Bessemer, to Carl and Glaydes (Osborne) Berg. She lived most of her life in Ironwood and came to Montague three years ago to be near her children and grandchildren. Charlotte was an insurance billing specialist for many years at Grandview Hospital in Ironwood before her retirement. She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Montague. She is survived by her d... Full story

  • William 'Bill' M. Mattson

    May 27, 2015

    MENTOR, Ohio - William "Bill" M. Mattson, 73, of Mentor, died on May 18, 2015, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland. Bill was born on Sept. 26, 1941, in Erwin Township, Mich., to William and Selma (Aho) Mattson. He attended Erwin Central School and Luther L. Wright High School, graduating with the class of 1959. Bill was employed as an inspector in road construction in Ohio. Bill enjoyed his visits to Erwin Township and his family home site with its pond. The annual picnic at the Erwin Town... Full story

  • Iron County agrees to radio maintenance contract

    Richard Jenkins|May 27, 2015

    HURLEY — The Iron County Board of Supervisors approved a plan Tuesday to contract with Iron County Sheriff's Department deputy Darrell Petrusha to continue maintaining the county's radio equipment once he retires from the sheriff's department. Petrusha told the county's Finance Committee May 14, he has been maintaining the county's radios since 1989 and wanted to continue to use his expertise to help the county. He plans to retire this summer. Based on information provided to the board and the discussion during the finance committee's m... Full story